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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. The doctor I had seemed to think that it was in my head...that kind of thing. He said he would do an endoscopy just in case, but he didn't take a biopsy. He just took a look. I also had a barium test of my lower intestine I think. Everything came back fine, so he told me that I had IBS and should look for psychiatric counseling to learn how to deal with it. Needless to say, I was not impressed with him at all. I've had stomach problems since I was a child. I was lactose intolerant as a baby and had to drink soy milk. I was able to have milk products when I got older, but I now know that I have to be careful not to have too much. Once in a while a latte or cup of icecream will give me the runs and stomach aches, so I try to stay away from it by drinking soy lattes and lactose free milk. My stomach tends to get very bloated and gassy often, but I haven't figured out if it is due to food or stress or both. I know that stress affects me physically, and I get very very gassy after certain foods...like foods with garlic or fruits and vegetables. An apple can really mess me up.
  2. I was on this web site a couple of years ago when I was having a lot of stomach problems. After tests and an endoscopy, the doctor said that I had IBS. My stomach has been better, but it seems to act up when I'm stressed or maybe when I eat certain foods. I recently had some routine bloodwork done for a new doctor, and he told me that my liver enzymes are very elevated. One enzyme that should be in the 30s is in the 500s. He is suspecting Hepatitis, though I don't know where I would have gotten B or C, and I don't really have the symptoms of A. I've been very tired lately with some bloated stomach problems, but that's about it. I am waiting for the results of the Hep tests. If they come back negative, should I ask to be tested for Celiac? I have read that it can elevate liver enzymes and that smelly flactulance, stools and bloating are symptoms. I definitely have those, but I don't really have any other symptoms of celiac. Thanks, Stacie
  3. I've always had stomach problems, but over the last two years they have escalated. After a horrible breakup with a boyfriend, I lost twenty pounds. I started getting horrible stomach problems, terrible gas, reflux, burning sensations. My diet had changed, but it was actually a more healthy diet full of fruits and veggies and grains. It's two years later, and while I'm emotionally healed, my body is still troubled. I have constant gas and bloating and burning. I haven't gained an ounce, have actually lost weight even though I've been eating a ton. I've noticed changes in my teeth and nails, and sometimes I have strange sensations in my legs and feet...like tingling. They often fall asleep when I sleep. I've also been lactose intolerant on and off since I was a baby. My regular doctor suspected gluten intolerance and sent me to a specialist who laughed at me and told me I wasn't sick unless I was vomitting. He did do an endoscopy which turned out fine. He basically told me it's just my body and to deal with it, suggesting it's just IBS. Could I have this disease? Should I pursue testing?